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From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Cannabis

Minimalist living meets luxury in the Sturgis Tiny Home

Designing small yet sophisticated spaces is quite a challenge – but Cubist Engineering proves it can be done with the Sturgis tiny home. The compact …

Interior Design

Virginia Policy Makes Going Solar Easy For Homeowners

<b>Power companies are fighting an uphill battle they are sure to lose and they’re blaming customers who are taking advantage of massive government</b> …

Solar Power

Winners of tiny house competition pack comfort and functionality into 269 square feet

Modular building company Ryterna modul recently announced the winners of their Architectural Challenge 2018 competition. Participants were tasked …

Tiny House Movement

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, but three -- Anthony Bourdain, Eric …

New York Times

A philosopher makes the case for polyamory

"It’s unhealthy to force people into a choice that might not fit them."<p>There is still a taboo around open relationships in our culture. People who openly practice nonmonogamy, if not quite ostracized, are certainly stereotyped.<p>This is part of the reason Carrie Jenkins, a philosophy professor at the …

Love

How to Detox Each Organ to Never Be Sick or Tired Again!

More and more people are suffering from autoimmune diseases, cancer, and chronic conditions. The major reasons behind these diseases and conditions …

Alternative Medicine

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

This 320-Square-Foot Tiny House Packs in a Ton of Style

At the beginning of the year, Zillow compiled a list of US cities with the worst housing shortage crises, which predictably included the Los Angeles …

Los Angeles

What happens in the brain when habits form?

There are a million things that we do every day without thinking. Brushing our teeth, drying our hair after a shower, and unlocking our phone screen …

Neuroscience

4 Ancient Secrets to Natural Hair Growth Products You Need To Know

As far as quality, the drugstore can be a mixed bag.<p>These days, most beauty products rely on ingredients that consist of chemicals or other synthetic …

Hair Care

Scientists Rank 9 Recreational Drugs From Safest to Most Dangerous

The results are in.<p>A 2017 Global Drug Survey (GDS) covering hundreds of thousands of people around the world has ranked recreational drugs from the …

Cannabis

Verve Lux tiny house puts its toilet over the trailer tongue

With tiny homes, every bit of square footage matters. That's the reason why transforming furniture, multifunctional or hidden stairs and utility …

Tiny House Movement

Why the Disease Definition of Addiction Does Far More Harm Than Good

Among other problems, it has obstructed other channels of investigation, including the social, psychological and societal roots of addiction

Psychiatry

Alan Watts and the Eternal Present

In 1950, both the world and Alan Watts were at a pivotal point.<i></i> Russia had recently detonated its first atomic weapon, ushering in an age of global …

Zen

The Ecocapsule, the egg-shaped tiny home that can go off-grid and off-pipe, is real!

<b>We have seen so many photoshopped dreams that it is wonderful to see one turn into reality.</b><p>Remember that scene in Galaxy Quest, when Captain Nesmith …

Off-grid

Off-grid Ecocapsule microhomes finally make their international debut

We’ve been following the the solar- and wind-powered Ecocapsule microhome since it first burst onto the design scene. Now, nearly 10 years after the …

Off-grid

Why is controversial professor Jordan Peterson so popular?

What explains the stratospheric ascent of University of Toronto psychologist Jordan Peterson? He has 760,000 subscribers and 39 million views on his …

Jordan Peterson

15 Valentine’s Day date ideas for anyone in a long-term relationship

When you’re in a long-term relationship, Valentine’s Day can become a bit same old.<p>When you’ve got used to spending every year at the same favourite …

Relationships

Tricked-out tiny house makes room for outdoor gear—and a baby

Neat<p><i>This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Just because tiny house dwellings have successfully co-opted the backyard shed’s utilitarian style doesn’t mean they can’t still offer a whole bunch of storage. This gorgeous 204-square-foot …

Storage Ideas

How to Become a Thought Leader

Now more than ever, getting your ideas heard online is tough. Here are six strategies to move you in the right direction.<p>The results of being a thought leader in your industry can be both life-changing and business-changing. The problem is, of course, the lack of a clear blueprint on how to become …

Thought Leadership

I drank lemon water every morning for a week — and I saw results

Winter can be a difficult time to stay healthy when it seems like everyone around you is infected with the flu. Although there are many natural remedies and precautions you can take to try and fight these nasty viruses, sometimes, their attack is just too strong. So this winter, I decided to try …

Alternative Medicine

The Legend Behind The Real Sword In The Stone

(Image Link)<p>The sword in the stone lies at the center of the King Arthur story, serving as both the instrument of fate that allowed him to assume the …

Ancient History

Introduce risky play into your kid's life

<b>Parents are told kids need an element of risk, but how does one actually go about doing that?</b><p>If you are a parent to young children, you've probably …

Kids

How Cannabis Can Boost the Immune System

Although doctors aren’t completely sure what causes chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy(CIDP), a prevailing theory is that the disease …

Arthritis

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

The Immortalists - can science defeat death?

In his new book Heavens on Earth, founding editor of Skeptic magazine Michael Shermer explores humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and the quest …

Ray Kurzweil

16 Newborn Hacks Every New Parent Needs in Their Life

Having a newborn is a crazy ride, but it doesn't last for that long (just remind yourself of that when you're looking for the light at the end of the …

Pregnancy

Guaranteed! Whiten Your Yellow Teeth In Less Than 2 Minutes!

• Reduces inflammation;<br>• Whitens teeth;<br>• Soothes throat dryness;<br>• Prevents cavities;<br>• Heals cracked lips;<br>• Boosts immune system;<br>• Strengthens gums and jaw;<br>• Cures …

Alternative Medicine